I have decided to participate in 8 Sentence Sundays over at the Weekend Writing Warriors!
What you do to participate is take 8 lines from your story, be it complete or work-in-progress, and post them on your blog, FB, whatever – and then link back to the site!
Last week I gave you eight lines from one of my finished novels, The Fangs Between her Teeth, about a group of werewolf friends in their late teens who are on the cusp of a dangerous war that will threaten to tear their world apart … but they don’t know that yet. They’re still dealing with the misconceptions of being The Other.
If you will recall, the previous excerpt showed the Change in Vivia from human to wolf. We now open up in Luna’s perspective again, as she finishes her own change and they all start to run. I wanted to convey a playfulness and an urgency to their racing game – they have lots of power and strength, but at the same time, they are still teenagers – children caught up in their own game. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as the characters enjoyed running about. Enjoy!
Springing into a run, Luna allowed her need for running consume her until she was at a gallop, gaining on the golden wolf that was Vivia. Luna enjoyed being human and running wild, but in her wolf form, she was always so sleek and so unstoppable! She had the world on its ear and was easily prancing around with giddiness, but with purpose. She had to get to the creek before the others! Her competitiveness steeled her limbs against fatigue and leapt over a fallen branch as she burst through the tree line and into the woods.
She could feel the others all around her, running and breathless, their pawfalls rhythmic in the otherwise quiet night. Weaving through the trees of the forest, Luna imagined them as furry spirits of the night, untouchable and fleeting, a part of the night and the forest, timeless as the forest itself.
Her inner poet sat detached in the human part of her mind, reacting to this assault of her senses with a calm exhilaration that pushed her forward with words as well as speed
Check out this week’s post for more!